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What I recommend to teachers of ESOL
(See my 'Learning ESOL' collection for sites I recommend to students of ESOL)

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Teach ESOL with Apps. English. How can film help you teach or learn English? What can film and video add to the learning experience?

How can film help you teach or learn English?

Kieran Donaghy, who won the British Council’s Teaching English blog award for his post I want to learn English because…, explains why film is such a good resource, and recommends some useful websites. Language teachers have been using films in their classes for decades, and there are a number of reasons why film is an excellent teaching and learning tool. Learning from films is motivating and enjoyable Motivation is one of the most important factors in determining successful second-language acquisition. Films and TV shows are an integral part of students’ lives so it makes perfect sense to bring them into the language classroom. Britain's First and Leading ELT Bookseller - BEBC. Amazon.co. Have you noticed that supermarkets changed the signs for their Express Check-out tills from Ten items or less to Ten items or fewer?

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Did you wonder why? (Is less really wrong?) And if someone in your family gets a birthday card, do you ask them Who’s it from? Or Whom is it from? Are they both correct English? Prize-winning author Dr Dave Willis questions traditional views of what is right or wrong in English grammar. In the next six chapters Dr Willis explores the extensive world of grammar, revealing that there is far more to grammar than meets the eye, or – in the case of the grammar of spoken language- more than meets the ear. In the final two chapters Dave Willis’s intention was to explore educational implications: how far can we actually teach grammar?

What is ELT Teacher 2 Writer? Is it always preferable to employ only native English speaking teachers? There are widely-held perceptions that numerous language schools refuse to hire non-Native English Speaker Teachers (nNESTs).

Is it always preferable to employ only native English speaking teachers?

In this guest article, teacher, teacher trainer, and founder of TEFL Equity Advocates, Marek Kiczkowiak, shares his thoughts on how this can have negative effects on students and teachers alike, and looks at an alternative, more egalitarian hiring model, that emphasises qualifications and experience, regardless of their mother tongue. Dear Student, I would like to tell you a few things about your English teachers which you might not have been aware of. As a teacher, I really care about your language progress and I would like you to understand what characteristics make certain teachers unforgettable, so that you can make an informed choice and pick the best language school. TeachingEnglish. Oxford Online Skills Program – General English or Academic. Oxford Online Language Practice. Develop your students’ grammar and vocabulary with Oxford Online Language Practice.

Oxford Online Language Practice

This highly visual, media-rich online program provides a six-staged structure, with a clear pedagogic approach that supports students as they work through the material. E-books for learning English. MyGrammarLab: teach and practise English grammar through book, online and mobile resources. Garnet Education - English Practice Grammar: Revised International Edition (with answers) 10 Ted Talks Every English Student Should Watch. This article shows you how to use TED Talks to improve your English, how they can be used in the classroom and suggests 10 great talks to use in the English classroom.

10 Ted Talks Every English Student Should Watch

TED is a series of informative, educational, inspiring and sometimes jaw-dropping talks that present ‘Ideas Worth Spreading’. Ted has attracted many of the world’s most important thinkers such as Larry Page, Bill Clinton, Bill Gates, Ken Robinson, and a few winners of the Nobel Prize. There is an emphasis on informing, educating and opening people’s eyes to new ideas, making them perfect for the classroom. Students love these talks and really appreciate it when you take the time to make a lesson out of them. Teenagers, being the ‘YouTube generation’, also find them highly engaging and motivating.

This post will list 10 TED talks I have found work particularly well in the classroom. How Students Can Use TED at Home Listening This is the obvious one, but students should be encouraged to listen ‘actively’. Pronunciation. BBC Learning - English: Free resources and online courses. Elac Resources useful links for teachers. CAELA: ESL Resources: Digests. Carol Van Duzer Center for Applied Linguistics Project in Adult Immigrant Education (PAIE) February 1997 Listening is a critical element in the competent language performance of adult second language learners, whether they are communicating at school, at work, or in the community.

CAELA: ESL Resources: Digests

Through the normal course of a day, listening is used nearly twice as much as speaking and four to five times as much as reading and writing (Rivers, 1981). In a recent study of Fortune 500 Corporations, Wolvin and Coakley (1991) found that listening was perceived to be crucial for communication at work with regards to entry-level employment, job success, general career competence, managerial competency, and effectiveness of relationships between supervisors and subordinates. Yet listening remains one of the least understood processes in language learning despite the recognition of the critical role it plays both in communication and in language acquisition (Morley, 1991). What happens when we listen? 3 Steps to Running an Intensive Course for ESL Students. How to Teach Your Students Reduction of Adverb Clauses in 6 Easy Steps.

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